11 p.m. Friday
Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; www.republicnola.com
Fresh from a West Coast-bound tour and a run at Austin's South By Southwest, Big Rock picks up from last year's explosive, self-released debut LP Hey Kid (a barrage of square-wave synthesizers and mammoth riffs) with a Queen-like taste for theatrics. Expect twisted covers of '80s and '90s hits at this Republic Throwback show. Admission $5.